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Elon Musk company to build transit loop in Las Vegas | Los Angeles Times

Michael Manville, an associate professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said it’s surprising to him that an underground plan could beat an elevated rail proposal on cost, since tunneling is generally more expensive…. “This is kind of a market test for him. Can he now build something that is more commercially viable than what he’s done with his test tunnel in Hawthorne?”

CBD might ease opioid addiction | Gizmodo

“The study definitely demonstrates that cannabidiol can have a significant effect on certain aspects of opioid use disorder,” Ziva Cooper, the research director of the Cannabis Research Initiative at the University of California, Los Angeles and who is unaffiliated with this study, told Gizmodo over the phone. “And what’s really important is that this is a replication of earlier work, on a much smaller group, done by the researchers.” (Also: NPR )

Is impeachment talk a wise strategy ahead of 2020? | KPCC’s “AirTalk”

“It’s almost indisputable. You probably saw that nearly a thousand former prosecutors of all stripes have weighed in and said the same,” said UCLA’s Harry Litman. “And as a former prosecutor, when you really bear down on the specific episodes that Mueller lays out, and I’m thinking specifically about the command from Trump to McGahn to basically shut the investigation down and the command to him to lie…that’s obstruction any day of the week.”  (Approximately 21:28 mark)

‘Party of Five’ reboot involves deported parents | Associated Press

Chris Zepeda-Millán, a Chicana/o Studies and public policy professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, said it’s telling that a mainstream television network is taking a chance on series focusing on the issue of immigration status. “It’s an American story that has been going on for decades,” Zepeda-Millán said. “Now it will get some mainstream exposure through the very powerful media of television.”

Nutrients to look for in plant-based milks | KABC-TV

[UCLA’s Dana] Hunnes says almond milk is a perfectly acceptable choice but points out that more protein in your beverage will keep you feeling fuller. She also suggests there should be certain vitamins and minerals. “Vitamin D is a critical nutrient that has been added to many if not all alternate milks, and I do think that is important along with B-12.”

Is porn addiction real? | HuffPost

“A substantial number of individuals spend excessive amount of time viewing pornography. While this alone doesn’t make it a mental health disorder, when they pursue pornography despite risks of emotional harm to self or others, experience significant adverse consequences ― like termination from work ― and feel unable to reduce or stop this behavior, it starts to look a lot like other mental health problems such as gambling disorder,” said Rory Reid, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Analysis implicates set of neurons in autism | Spectrum

“There is potentially now a direct connection between the genetic risk for the condition and the molecular pathology,” says Daniel Geschwind, professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, who led the 2013 study and the one presented in May.

UCLA panel examines fake news in U.S., Israel | Jewish Journal

During a May 19 lecture at UCLA, four journalism experts examined the importance of media in a world where the term “fake news” is now part of the daily lexicon…. [UCLA’s Tim] Groeling said some fake news sites exploit credible news sources, citing a website that intentionally resembled ABC News, which published a false story that there would be a do-over of the 2016 presidential election.

Conga Kids hit the L.A. Live dance floor | Los Angeles Daily News

Students from the San Fernando Valley, East LA, Monrovia, Pomona, and El Monte participated. Conga Kids makes use of a standards-based program that teaches students five partner styles. The program works with UCLA’s Graduate School of Education as a research partner.

COPD tends to hit women harder | Healthline

Dr. May-Lin Wilgus, a co-author of the study and assistant clinical professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, says … “Women are attuned to their symptoms and tend to seek medical care when symptomatic. In addition, women with COPD are more likely to have comorbid anxiety and depression as compared to men with COPD, which may affect perception of COPD respiratory symptoms.”

Blood banks could help screen for hereditary high cholesterol | Medical Xpress

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, said early detection and treatment can greatly reduce the risk of heart attack and premature death for people with the condition. Unfortunately, most cases of familial hypercholesterolemia remain undiagnosed and undertreated, he said.